The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 31, 2012

Local sports in brief 11/01/2012

The Tribune-Democrat


Two games rescheduled

The weather and a planned event have resulted in two area football games being rescheduled this weekend.

Somerset (5-4) will travel to Penn Cambria (5-4) at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. The game originally was scheduled for Friday night, but field conditions resulting from Hurricane Sandy led to the change.

Glendale (5-4) will play Ferndale (1-8) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Trojan Stadium.

The game originally was set for Saturday afternoon at Ferndale, but coach-Athletic Director Tony Penna Sr. said a Fellowship of Christian Athletes event will spotlight the teams in the night game. The move to Johnstown’s artificial playing surface also should alleviate any problems created by the wet weather on Ferndale’s natural playing surface at The Hive.


Trojans to unveil banner

The Johnstown Trojans hockey program will honor one of the area’s best scholastic teams that pioneered the road to Penguin Cup success 22 years ago.

A banner will be displayed at Cambria County War Memorial Arena to honor Johnstown’s Penguin Cup winning teams of more than two decades ago. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with Johnstown’s 8 p.m. game against Derry at the arena on Nov. 14.

Former coach Vern Campigotto’s Trojans won the Class AA Penguin Cup championship in 1990 as the best team in the West. Johnstown went on to play for a state championship but finished as runner-up to Father Judge.

The Trojans followed up with a Class AA Penguin Cup crown and another state runner-up finish in 1992.

Johnstown is the only local team to win the Class AA Penguin Cup.

Those Trojan teams paved the way for other area teams such as five-time Class A state champion Bishop McCort and Class A Penguin Cup winner Westmont Hilltop.

“This is long overdue. These two teams were very special and led the way for all of the support for high school hockey that followed in our community,” said Ginger Pollock, vice president of the Johnstown Hockey Boosters and a 1992 graduate. “I was at the home games, made signs, traveled to Pittsburgh for the Cup games and those players were my very dear friends and still are to this day. This is for all of them.”

A banner also will be presented to honor the 2012 Trojans’ Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship.

“We want to it to be a nice merging of the past and present ... Trojan unity across the decades,” Johnstown Hockey Boosters treasurer Bob Lonsinger said.

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